The heart of Arthur Sleep.
Revived in 2012 – London.
Sports cars. Castles. Queues. Afternoon tea. Tailored suits. Raincoats. Rain. Gin and Tonics. Bad innuendo. Monarchy. Spotted Dick. Chivalry. Handmade shoes.
There are some things that Britain just does best.
And because ‘handmade shoes’ is on the Official List (see above), for us, there was never any question as to where we wanted to make our shoes. Arthur Sleep’s factory is situated in charming Northampton, the world’s leading supplier of truly excellent handmade shoes for over 500 years.
Each and every pair of Arthur Sleep shoes is handcrafted in a factory steeped in this indelibly rich heritage.
We rely on a small team of extremely skilled and experienced cordwainers, who employ the same methods that have been used for generations.
Our designs incorporate both traditional architecture and modern, innovative fashion. We even employ the very latest nano-technology coating to offer protection to our shoes.
No detail is too small. Every pattern, every welt, every eyelet and lace is created, cut, stitched, molded and tied with the highest level of personal attention and care.
For this reason, no two pairs of our shoes are ever exactly identical; rather, they absorb and carry with them, in some small way, the unique aesthetics, sensibility, and mood of the cordwainer at the time that he crafted them. In this way, Arthur Sleep’s shoes become more than just another pair of beautiful slippers or brogues (although, they will be beautiful!) – they allow you to experience the humility, intimacy, and quality that are at the core of British craftsmanship.
We have loved making these shoes for you.
We hope you love wearing them.
“Long before we met Arthur Sleep, we knew him by reputation. An habitué of only the most stylish London circles, Mr. Sleep quickly gained notoriety for his dramatic entrances to all notable social events.”